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Trump rally shooting is being investigated as an assassination attempt, officials say

Trump said a bullet “pierced the upper part of my right ear” in rally incident. The gunman and at least one attendee are dead. Officials share latest updates.

Biden: ‘There’s no place in America for this kind of violence’

Vice President Harris, former presidents also condemn ‘abhorrent act.'

Georgia Republicans head to RNC for a more somber convention after shooting

In Milwaukee, delegates to the Republican National Convention get ready for an event that will likely take on a different tone.

From both sides of the aisle, Georgia leaders condemn shooting at Trump rally

Georgia political leaders condemned the apparent violence at a rally for former President Donald Trump after a series of pops that sounded like gunshots rang out.

YSL trial

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How the YSL gang trial impacts Atlanta’s music scene

Two years after Young Thug’s arrest, Atlanta’s rap community builds stronger camaraderie.

Timeline: The YSL trial in Atlanta

Atlanta rapper Young Thug has been the focus of one of the most complex trials in Georgia’s history since his arrest in May 2022.

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Georgia Republicans hope to exploit Democratic ‘power struggle’ at RNC

In Milwaukee, delegates to the Republican National Convention aim to take advantage of turmoil within the Democratic Party over President Joe Biden’s candidacy.

Opinion and Voices

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OPINION

RHONE: Has carry-on luggage always been this big of a headache?

AJC columnist Nedra Rhone hasn't traveled much in the past couple years. But she's asking herself: Why has carry-on luggage become such a headache?

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GUEST COLUMN

PRESTON KING: Black leaders must ask Biden to go

The president can solidify the Democratic Party by passing the reins to his vice president.

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GUEST COLUMN

STACEY ABRAMS: Biden is still best bet against Trump

The president is still the Democrats’ best choice for beating former president Donald Trump in November.

Weekend Entertainment

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How to see free movies at Tara Theatre Atlanta this weekend

Are you looking for free movie tickets this weekend? ‘Fly Me to the Moon,’ ‘E.T.,’ ‘The Bikeriders,’ ‘Touch,’ ‘Thelma’ and more will screen for free.

Guitarist Phil Collen proud of Def Leppard’s enduring live act, songs

Def Leppard is coming back to Truist Park for a third time, this time with Journey and Steve Miller Band. I talk to Phil Collen, long-time guitarist.

Review: Horizon’s ‘Game’ plays off intimacy of partners with winning results

Crime and Public Safety

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Suspect charged after man found dead in DeKalb woods

A suspect was arrested Thursday after a man was found dead last month in a wooded area in DeKalb County, police said.

Accused drug dealer charged in Gwinnett overdose death

A woman is facing a murder charge after allegedly selling drugs laced with fentanyl to a man who then died of an overdose, Gwinnett County police said.

Police canvass neighborhood where 13-year-olds were shot, killed

Atlanta police officers gathered Friday morning to participate in a canvass of the neighborhood where 13-year-olds Lamon Freeman and Jakoby Davis were shot.

Your Data at Risk

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AT&T says hackers breached customer cellular calls and texting records

AT&T on Friday announced that hackers obtained data on the calls and text messages of essentially all its customers over a period of several months.

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What customers need to know about the AT&T cell data breach

Nearly all AT&T cellular customers have been impacted by a data breach involving call and text records.

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What to do if your personal info has been exposed in a data breach

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Metro Atlanta

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‘Inspire, empower, uplift’: Georgia leaders look to support Black men

Inaugural Atlanta conference addresses issues facing Black men, including gun violence, health care, education and civic engagement.

Lots of sunshine, temperatures in the high 90s

Job search on wheels: Fulton mobile career unit open for business

Bus offers job search, training help where people need it.

Georgia

What security was like in Atlanta for Trump, Biden debate

Can social media limits boost kids’ mental health?

Efforts increase to limit social media recently in response to growing concern about its relationship to a mental health crisis among today’s youth.

Gulfstream delivering new G700 jet to customers ‘around the world’

Savannah, Georgia-based Gulfstream began delivering its new flagship business jet, the G700, following certification from the Federal Aviation Administration in March.

Opinion

Readers write

07/12 Mike Luckovich: Fight club

Editorial cartoon about Democrats disagreeing on candidacy of Joe Biden. By Mike Luckovich

OPINION

Black leaders must ask Biden to go

The president can solidify the Democratic Party by passing the reins to his vice president.

Politically Georgia

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Impromptu State Election Board meeting met with ire, jeers

The attorney general’s office, in an email, warned the board the meeting could violate the law.

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State senator reflects on former roommate’s rise to a lead Trump VP pick

State Sen. Josh McLaurin, D-Sandy Springs, joined “Politically Georgia” to discuss U.S. Sen. J.D. Vance’s shift from a Donald Trump critic to a lead Trump vice president pick.

Georgia tax collections end fiscal 2024 down, but big surplus likely, again

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Election 2024

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Counterprogramming: Pro-Biden rally in Georgia timed for start of GOP convention

President Joe Biden’s campaign plans to hold a rally to coincide with the start of the Republican National Convention.

Democrats seek to block RFK Jr., third-party contenders from Georgia ballot

National and state Democrats are behind legal challenges Friday to block Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and three long-shot presidential contenders from Georgia’s November ballot.

ELECTION & ECONOMY

Project 2025 aims to radically shake up business as usual in Washington

Project 2025, an ultra-conservative blueprint designed to shape a potential second term for Donald Trump, seeks to roll back major aspects of U.S. government and the economy.

Capitol Recap: Georgia Democratic delegates maintain support for Biden

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Georgia

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Georgia Republicans head to RNC for a more somber convention after shooting

In Milwaukee, delegates to the Republican National Convention get ready for a convention that will likely take on a more somber tone.

Georgia Republicans hope to exploit Democratic ‘power struggle’ at RNC

In Milwaukee, delegates to the Republican National Convention aim to take advantage of turmoil within the Democratic Party over President Joe Biden’s candidacy.

Impromptu State Election Board meeting met with ire, jeers

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State senator reflects on former roommate’s rise to a lead Trump VP pick

State Sen. Josh McLaurin, D-Sandy Springs, joined “Politically Georgia” to discuss U.S. Sen. J.D. Vance’s shift from a Donald Trump critic to a lead Trump vice president pick.

Democrats seek to block RFK Jr., third-party contenders from Georgia ballot

National and state Democrats are behind legal challenges Friday to block Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and three long-shot presidential contenders from Georgia’s November ballot.

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Citing 1980 crisis, former congressman urges Biden to step aside

Former U.S. Rep. Michael Barnes reflects on the 1980 Democratic National Convention, comparing Jimmy Carter's challenges to Joe Biden's reelection bid.

Columnists

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Opinion: ‘Vindication has never been so unfulfilling’

Opinion: Without reelection looming, Warnock dives into the grind of lawmaking

Opinion: Two rulings, two very different times

The U.S. Supreme Court ruling on immunity for Donald Trump's "official acts" as president marked a big departure from how it handled a case involving Richard Nixon.

Trump Investigations

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What happens to the Georgia election interference case if Trump wins the White House?

A constitutional fight is possible if Donald Trump wins in November and Georgia district attorney Fani Willis continues to prosecute the election meddling case.

Food & Dining

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Review: Azucar Cuban Cuisine adds to international dining mix in Brookhaven

Former Atlanta food truck Azucar Cuban Cuisine opened a brick-and-mortar in Brookhaven, serving Cuban snacks, sandwiches, entrees and sides.

‘Food hub’ SocialBites opening in Sandy Springs and more Atlanta restaurant news

Mini food hall SocialBites will open in Sandy Springs in July 2024 and more Atlanta restaurant news from the week.

The Pub @ EAV seeks to reimagine the traditional pub in former Elder Tree space

The Pub @ EAV will open in 2024 at 469 Flat Shoals Ave. SE. in the former Elder Tree space in East Atlanta Village.

Sidetracked Wine Co. opens in Chamblee this weekend

The team behind Atlanta boutique bottle shop Elemental Spirits and zero-proof beverage shop the Zero Co. opened Sidetracked Wine Co., in Chamblee.

UATL

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Morehouse College’s president to step down

Thomas plans to remain in Atlanta where he will assume a faculty position at Morehouse and help with the capital campaign he started.

Things to Do

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What customers need to know about the AT&T cell data breach

Nearly all AT&T cellular customers have been impacted by a data breach involving call and text records.

Where can I find it: Victrola repair,

‘Godfather’ director Francis Ford Coppola has opened a hotel in Georgia

The hotel offers 27 luxury rooms designed by the filmmaker, starting at $170 per night. Larger suites, including the one he occupied during “Megalopolis” shoot, are higher

Lifestyle

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‘Inspire, empower, uplift’: Georgia leaders look to support Black men

Inaugural Atlanta conference addresses issues facing Black men, including gun violence, health care, education and civic engagement.

Gel manicures and acrylic nails linked to ‘ugly health risks’

There are chemicals in nail adhesives and other products that can irritate skin and cause dermatitis

Morehouse College’s president to step down

Thomas plans to remain in Atlanta where he will assume a faculty position at Morehouse and help with the capital campaign he started.

Entertainment

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Tyler Perry, promoting Amazon film ‘Divorce in the Black,’ planning time off

Tyler Perry said "Divorce in the Black" starring Meagan Good and Cory Hardrict is very much like many of his earlier dramas featuring a woman in peril and faith-based homilies

Guitarist Phil Collen proud of Def Leppard’s enduring live act, songs

Def Leppard is coming back to Truist Park for a third time, this time with Journey and Steve Miller Band. I talk to Phil Collen, long-time guitarist.

Crash Clark returns to the Morning X on 99X, doing double duty with 11 Alive

"Crash" Clark is returning back to 99X nearly 20 years after he was fired from the station.

Health

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Georgians sickened after consuming Diamond Shruumz microdosing candies

Can social media limits boost kids’ mental health?

Efforts increase to limit social media recently in response to growing concern about its relationship to a mental health crisis among today’s youth.

Nearly half of cancer deaths linked to lifestyle factors, study finds

Travel

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Hartsfield-Jackson ranks among best in nation for stress-free travel

It may be the busiest airport, but it's also one of the least stressful, according to new rankings.

News Partners

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30th anniversary of ‘The Great Flood’ brings back memories of devastation, kindness

As southwest Georgians celebrated the Fourth of July weekend in 1994, Tropical Storm Alberto moved into Georgia and dumped rain over several days.

21-year-old Georgia woman becomes youngest female mayor

Brooke Huckaby was elected mayor of Arabi, a small town in Crisp County, when she was just 20 years old and has been serving while attending college full-time.

What’s it like to drive an Oscar Mayer Wienermobile? This Columbus native was hired

Sarah Oney is one of 12 Wienermobile drivers Oscar Mayer selected for the 2024-25 season from more than 7,000 applications.

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Investigations

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For some Georgia correctional officers, inmates are their weapons

Some Georgia correctional officers have allowed inmates to carry out violent attacks on other prisoners or even instigated them. An AJC investigation.

Georgia town alerted to off-duty work before firing police chief, suspending its force

Days before it fired its chief, suspended its police force and called in GBI, Warm Springs received an anonymous email about its officers' off-duty jobs.

‘A procedural tragedy’: Inmate letter exposes cracks in decades-old case

The case of Leslie Singleton, convicted for the murder of an Atlanta police officer, fell through the cracks of the Fulton County court system for 22 years.

Video

Temperatures remain above average overnight, warmer temps on Sunday

Temperatures remain above average overnight, warmer temps on Sunday

Biden responds to shooting at Trump rally

Relatively quiet, warm evening ahead

Relatively quiet, warm evening ahead

Photos

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Photos: Braves are shut out again

Photos from the Braves at San Diego Padres game on Saturday, July 13, 2024. The Braves fell 4-0.

PHOTOS: Milwaukee sets up for RNC

Milwaukee prepares for the the Republican National Convention, which begins Monday, July 15, 2024.

PHOTOS: Donald Trump whisked off stage in Pennsylvania after apparent gunshots rang through the crowd

Donald Trump whisked off stage in Pennsylvania after apparent gunshots rang through the crowd

Podcasts

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State senator reflects on former roommate’s rise to a lead Trump VP pick

State Sen. Josh McLaurin, D-Sandy Springs, joined “Politically Georgia” to discuss U.S. Sen. J.D. Vance’s shift from a Donald Trump critic to a lead Trump vice president pick.

Braves Report podcast: Splitting Arizona with a split

Southern Fried Soccer: Atlanta United’s busy summer getting busier